Most rockets headed for outer space are launched from Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Yuri Gagarin, the first person in space, started from there. Our reporter checks out the world’s largest cosmodrome and watches Alexander Gerst on his launch to the ISS.
A Soyuz rocket carrying three astronauts is headed for the International Space Station. It is the first liftoff from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan since a mission failed in October.
NASA has reported a technical malfunction during a launch of an American astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut to the ISS. The two pilots were recovered after their Soyuz capsule crash landed in Kazakhstan.
Two Americans and one Russian have left Earth to start their five-month tenure aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The Soyuz capsule is also carrying a model of the first-ever artificial satellite, Sputnik.
A capsule carrying two US astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut from the International Space Station has landed in Kazakhstan. The two countries, beset by rivalries and tensions, enjoyed a rare moment of common joy.
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